Whiskey Flat Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Whiskey Flat Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kernville, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

11.8 miles
1292 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding

nature trips




wild flowers



2 months ago

Did the full 14 miles from the trailhead outside Kernville to Fairview (2/19-2/21). Easy to follow for the most part with a few exceptions. Trail is quite overgrown in certain areas which briefly caused us to lose the trail at one point. While there is no crazy elevation gain, there is a decent amount of up and down, especially in the latter 7 miles of the hike. The trail is also fairly exposed, without much shade, so I could see it being much more strenuous during the hotter parts of the year. Overall though, very pretty and scenic hike with nice views of the Kern river. Would definitely hike it again sometime.

11 months ago

Great view of the Kern river. Prepare yourself for a long hike. I wore the wrong shoes and my feet were in so much pain.

11 months ago

Very flat and easy first mile to the creek. Mostly flat trail with few inclines. Very little shade. Dog friendly. Watch out for poison oak and snakes.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

great trail.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Great trail for all fitness levels. You must have good balance to cross the creek since there is too much water flowing to cross in the water. Our lab was able to cross but did struggle with the strong current. We saw a coyote too!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Went yesterday the creek was high and my younger kids couldn't cross the logs but we all had fun playing in the water for a couple of hours

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Went in the winter. Backpacked it in way further than this shows. Not sure we were allowed to camp as we didn't really see any developed sites but it was a rainy / snowy miserable weather no one around to bug us! Follows the river

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

My kids (3 and 5) had so much fun! We easily found the creek and loved the log bridge. We also loved the little meadows of wild flowers. They loved climbing on the boulders. Great trail!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Whisky Flat Trail is a 14 mile point-to-point trail. The trailhead is located in Kernville. The trail parallels the west bank of the Kern River. It terminates upriver at Fairview.

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